Minimum quantum requirement for photosynthesis under light limiting conditions

Value 9.7 photons absorbed per oxygen evolved
Organism Green algae Chlorella vulgaris
Reference Anastasios Melis, Solar energy conversion efficiencies in photosynthesis: Minimizing the chlorophyll antennae to maximize efficiency, Plant Science Volume 177, Issue 4, October 2009, Pages 272-280 doi:10.1016/j.plantsci.2009.06.005 p.272
Primary Source A.C. Ley, D. Mauzerall, Absolute absorption cross-section of photosystem-II and the minimum quantum requirement for photosynthesis in Chlorella vulgaris, Biochim. Biophys. Acta 680 (1982) 95–106.
Comments 9.7 photons absorbed per oxygen evolved, or carbon dioxide converted to biomass (equivalent to 0.103 O2 evolved per photon absorbed). See BNID 104652, 104653, 104656
Entered by Uri M
ID 106363